Hi, Jo from Making it Well here!
I had a hard time coming up with a trend, as I don’t follow trends at all. But then I saw a bunch of articles about florals and thought bingo!
Apparently florals are a trend that’s always in style. Well, I couldn’t agree more! 🙂
This dress is based off the Derby Dress by Christine Haynes. I saw Trees’ adorable squirrel print version of it, and fell in love! I decided to make my own pattern based off this as inspiration.
|Neckline ruffle I say!|
As usual, I leave all the nerdy sewing details in my original blog post and just keep it short and sweet here 🙂
I’m really happy with it overall, but UGH, the bias drooped SO MUCH at the sides. Totally my fault, because I didn’t bother levelling it before I added the ruffled tier at the bottom. The shame!!
|This pic shows the dreaded bias droop the most. Argh my eyes!!!|
|It dropped more on one side than the other as well. Blah|
Okay, since this is fitted at the waist, I put an invisible zip in the side seam so I could get it on. But it couldn’t go right to the top of the garment, as there are bound edges! So I started it a few centimetres below the underarm (sewing the seam up first). I’m very pleased as it looks neat! I have put in relatively few invisible zips so I still breathe a sigh of relief when they go in nicely.
I did want to try putting pockets in too, but I had reached my limit of patience with this fabric and garment.
|Open zip at side.|
I’d like to make another in future and I’m sure it’ll be so much easier!! Maybe a solid would show the neckline ruffle off better…. what kind of fabric would you make this in??
Even better, link me a fabric in the comments, that would make my day 😀